Foundation Friday Review – Innoxa HydroBoost Foundation

Welcome to my second Foundation Friday Review. This time it is the turn of Australian, vegan friendly brand:  INNOXA.  I review the HydroBoost Foundation for you today.  Read on to see what I thought.

innoxa hydroboost foundation

Innoxa HydroBoost Foundation*

RRP $36.95 at selected Priceline, pharmacies nationally and online. Check, there may be a special offer!)

What they say:

An intensely hydrating foundation formulated with active ingredient Aqualance™ and botanical extracts for a radiant glow.

Provides a medium to full coverage whilst increasing skin hydration by up to 40% in 6 hours

For all skin types including Sensitive, Hypoallergenic skin.



Innoxa Hydroboost foundation


  • Shade: Sand
  • Consistency:  Two PartThin liquid,  shake well to mix with the serum
  • Coverage: light to medium
  • Finish: dewy
  • Applied with: Flat top foundation buffing brush, I use the one by Velvet Concepts*
  • Primer used: BECCA Ever Matte Poreless Primer
  • Set with: none
  • Concealer: Maybelline Age Rewind in Medium
  • Setting Spray: Maybelline Fix me


My thoughts:

I had tried it a few months ago and had put it to aside because it oxidised orange on my skin when I was a bit paler.  The thing is, Rae Morris raved on about this foundation when I interviewed her (read it HERE )  and she knows what she is talking about, right? I felt I had to give it another go. So this time I applied a mattifying primer first and I think it worked better with this type of primer and the colour worked better because I am slightly more tanned than the first time I tried this foundation.

The foundation applies very easily to a smooth,  even glowy finish.

However, even with the setting spray it didn’t last very long:  by lunch time it really became patchy. Due to the dewy nature it got very shiny and I lost a lot of product on my phone and hands. (please note that is also Summer and hot. Makes reviewing a little bit harder!)

It needs re applying at lunchtime, and I mean not just touching up – but nearly the whole face.  In below photos, you can see after 9 hours wear my foundation was barely noticeable and uneven.

In short, I do like the finish, it didn’t oxidise on my this time, but it does need a FULL touch up after 4 hours. Best suited for a DRY skin, not so much for my combination skin. I will give it another go in colder weather.

As a side note, this is actually a very nice product, but does not suit my skin type.  This is a personal review, trialled on my own skin. My skin type is a little dehydrated but with an oily T zone that develops during the day.




innoxa hydroboost foundation



So here is how I rate it:

  • Packaging: 7 out of 10 (the dropper can be a bit messy)
  • Texture/blendability: 9 out of 10.
  • Coverage: 5 out of 10. I prefer more coverage, this one offers medium at the most
  • Longevity: 5 out of 10 .
  • Value for money: 6 out of 10.  Full price of $36.95 but can be found on special in some pharmacies



Have you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts?

Products denoted with an asterisk* have been provided as PR samples for reviewing purposes, but this does not affect my opinions and reviews.


Til next time,


About Fashionista in Suburbia

Dutch Born, Fashionista in Suburbia lives at the Southern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. A Mum. A Wife. A Lover of all things sparkly, shiny and leopard print. A Shoe, Lipstick and Sunglasses Addict. A Typical Libra. A Breast Cancer Thriver.

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